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Office of the Federal Coordinator for
Meteorological Services and Supporting Research

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Space Weather Enterprise Forum Updates

July 23, 2018

The 2018 the Space Weather Enterprise Forum (SWEF) has a new venue! SWEF will now take place on July 25, 2018 in the Montpelier Room of the Library of Congress's Madison Building in Washington, DC. This year's theme is "Advancing National Space Weather Research and Forecast Capabilities." The agenda has also been posted. More information is located at the link below.

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OFCM Session at 2019 AMS Annual Meeting

June 7, 2018

OFCM is sponsoring a session at the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting. The session, entitled "Inter-agency Coordination within the Federal Weather Enterprise," will focus on efforts of Federal agencies to work together to increase the overall effectiveness within the Federal Weather Enterprise. Click the link below for more information, and to submit an abstract (the deadline is August 1). Please note that the link below takes you to a non-OFCM website.

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Updated NHOP Published

May 2, 2018

Yesterday, the National Hurricane Operations Plan was published. The 2018 edition of the Plan includes an extensive update of the Vortex Data Message, additional drops of dropsondes during investigative flights, and updated name lists. Please click the link below for the NHOP, along with the WSR-88D plans and quick check lists.

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OFCM's mission is to promote the effective use of Federal meteorological resources by facilitating the coordination of operational weather requirements, services, and supporting research among Federal agencies.